11 Must Follow steps to Secure Your WordPress Website

11 Must Follow steps to Secure Your WordPress Website
11 Must Follow steps to Secure Your WordPress Website

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So you too love WordPress same as we do and decided to have your website developed in WordPress? WordPress is most popular blogging platform also used for websites, almost 70 million websites are WordPress today.

But with so many positive point comes a most common threat of getting hack, WordPress is a powerful and easy to use but can be heaven for hackers if you don’t use proper secure methods. Here are 11 steps which shall help you to secure your website as well must do after a WordPress install: Continue reading

Why Register a .COM domain

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Internet is changing too fast. Are you ready for the new wave of internet.why-register-dot-com
With more and more businesses going online and requirement of new gTLD (gTLDs are generic top level domains such as .com, .net and .org), 617 new domains in process of being launched in coming time. Some of them are already available for registration and getting attention.

So why do I need a new gTLD?

That’s a good question to ask. Well lets assume you have a business dealing in used cars and want an online presence. Your first preference possible may be usercars.com? Getting a domain name of choice it too difficult in this growing online world.

Here comes new gTLD for you rescue, how about if you can have your website name as “user.cars”, sounds
interesting?

There are plenty of choice to choose like:
.club / .expert / .dance / .संगठन / .reviews / .services / .guru / .lawyer / .sexy
View complete list here HostWebsite.us

Any new gTLD is launched in 3 phase:
1) The Sunrise phase (60 days) : Trademark holders who have listed their trademark in the Trademark
Clearinghouse can apply for the matching domain name.
2) Landrush (30 days) : Special period where more entities can apply and auctions will decide who gets the domain name
3) General launch : will be open for all without requirements.

Below is a easy graphic representation by ‘European Domain Centre’ to show new gTLDs and their launch date. You may also like to REGISTER domain here at 10% off

Reset Password Automatically: WordPress Plugin

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Resets password of administrator accounts automatically on pre-defined time set by admin in settings and mail new password to registered email of user

  • Change password of admin account automatically on defined time intervals by admin user. New password is send to registered email of administrator.
  • In case of more than one admin accounts, password of all admin accounts are changed and new password is mailed to individual admin’s registered email address
  • Password change frequency can be set as any day per your requirement
  • Capable to generate strong password with combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters
  • Option to generate strong yet pronounceable passwords

Click to download plugin from WordPress repository

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How to add SSL on apache2 ubuntu

How to add SSL on apache2 ubuntu

SSL is short form of ‘Secure Sockets Layer’ and is a crystallographic protocol that provides security for communications over networks by encrypting segments of network connections at the transport layer end-to-end.

Installation of SSL is different on Linux compared to windows. I assume you already have a certification file from your provider before proceeding ahead with this tutorial. Further I will be using www.mysiteforssl.com as example domain in this tutorial. You can replace it with your domain name while actual implementation is in process.

As a basic information SSL listens to post 443 and there is only one SSL vhost per IP address. Mutiple SSL vhost may require multiple IPs.
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Personalize your site name with new TLDs

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Web is changing, the internet just got bigger !!

Most challenging task for your business is to secure a domain name (name of your website). It sounds most each task but if you have ever tried searching for a domain name you may agree its not as simple as it sounds.

So far there are domains with different extensions most common as .COM / .ORG / .NET etc but now web is much bigger, ICANN is releasing hundreds of new top level domain(TLD) names that can make your website more customized than ever. Continue reading

Creating Landing Pages in Marketo – I

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Email marketing and lead generation is quite important for any business and there are multiple tool for this purpose. Most of tools provide one or other feature but Marketo is among top software with all feature for your business growth in single account. 78th on the Inc. 500, #7 among software companies, and #1 among marketing software companies, Marketo form integration is quite simplified.

Creating a form in Marketo:

There are 4 steps involved in this:
1. Create landing page template
2. Create landing page
3. Create form
4. Add form to landing page Continue reading

How to Login using Email Address in WordPress

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Default option allow ‘username’ only to login in WordPress. Allowing login using email is a general approach in most cases and here is a quick code snippet to allow login in WordPress using email address as well username:

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function login_with_email_address($username) {
        $user = get_user_by('email',$username);
        if(!empty($user->user_login))
                $username = $user->user_login;
        return $username;
}
add_action('wp_authenticate','login_with_email_address');

You can also change ‘username’ label in to ‘Username / Email’ using:

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function change_username_wps_text($text){
       if(in_array($GLOBALS['pagenow'], array('wp-login.php'))){
         if ($text == 'Username'){$text = 'Username / Email';}
            }
                return $text;
         }
add_filter( 'gettext', 'change_username_wps_text' );

No change in core files is required and just by adding these in functions.php you can have provide more flexible login option to user.

Think. Reflect. Act

So here we are with a New Year, leaving old memories behind. This is my first post for 2014 and I thought it to be something special and for same decided to share something which reflect a new hope and sunshine of coming good time. Recently while browsing Youtube I saw this video and through to share it in this post.

Its an awesome video by Whistling Woods International on women empowerment, and first non technical post on this blog.